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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Odion Ighalo makes history as first Nigerian player to play for Man United since it's inception 142 years ago

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo made history on Monday night as he came on for new club Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, replacing Anthony Martial in the 90th minute.

Ighalo wearing the number 25 jersey, broke two records on Monday night - He is now the fist Nigerian player to play for United since the creation of the club 142 years ago and the 200th player to make appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Here comes @IghaloJude for his #MUFC debut ?

He's replaced @AnthonyMartial as we enter stoppage time.#CHEMUN— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2020

200 - Odion Ighalo is the 200th player to make an appearance for @ManUtd in the @premierleague, and is the first Nigerian to do so. Cinematic. #CHEMUN— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 17, 2020

The Nigeria ex-international and a former Premier League star with Watford, came back to the premier league having joined the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal in January.

Congrats to him.

Amotekun commanders speak at Ekiti assembly in 'combat regalia' (photos)

Photos of Amotekun commanders speaking at Ekiti state house of assembly in their combat regalia have gone viral on social media.

The commanders were at the assembly complex for a public hearing on the security outfit and also to give their submission on the security initiative.

This is coming after the Ekiti assembly passed the Amotekun bill transmitted by Governor Kayode Fayemi into law.

Here are photos of Amotekun Commanders below;

Comedian Drew Carey's ex-fiancee Amie Harwick killed in Hollywood

Amie Harwick, a Hollywood sex therapist, and ex-fiancée of comedian Drew Carey was killed over the weekend in Hollywood.

Harwick, 38, was found unresponsive in her home early Saturday with injuries consistent with a fall, according to a statement from the LAPD.

Police responded to reports of a "woman screaming" in Harwick's Hollywood Hills neighborhood, the statement said. They met Harwick's roommate in the street, who told them Harwick was being assaulted inside the home.

Officers found Harwick on the ground beneath a third-story balcony. She was "gravely injured" and unresponsive, LAPD said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported her to a local hospital, where she later died, the statement said.

An ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested on Saturday afternoon as a suspect in her death the statement said. Mr.Gareth is being held on a $2 million bail.

Before Harwick 's death, she expressed fear about a former boyfriend and filed a restraining order against the man, the statement said, but the restraining order had expired.

The 38-year-old, who was a well-known therapist in West Hollywood became engaged to Drew Carey, the host of "The Price is Right," in 2018. But the pair split a year later.

Reacting to her death, Carey wrote in a statement on Monday: “Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”

CBS’ The Price Is Right, has postponed production following the death of host Drew Carey’s former fiancée Amie Harwick.

Nigerian man found dead in his apartment in Indonesia (photos)

A Nigerian man identiied as Ogubie John Izuchukwu was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances at City Pak Apartment in Cengkareng, Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to Facebook user, Sylvester Nwodo, the man's body was discovered on Monday morning, February 17.

"This Person died this morning In City Pak Apartment Cengkareng Indonesia .Any body that knows him should indicate,so that the family can be contacted.Plz Keep sharing so it can get to the right destination.. thanks."

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award on Monday night.

The superstar footballer and Formula one driver pipped Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the honour. The pair were tied for first place in the voting by former sports greats who make up the members of the Laureus Academy.

Hamilton, who was given the award by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, said: 'It's all of our responsibility to use our platform for really pushing for gender equality, inclusivity and making sure that we are engaging and trying to represent where the world is today.'

Messi who was not at the event said: 'I apologise I was not able to come to the event tonight. I really wanted to be there but unfortunately, I could not make it.

'I would like to thank the Academy for giving me this recognition.

'The truth is that this is a very special award and I am honoured to be the first to win this from a team sport. Thank you very much.'

#Laureus20 @LaureusSport ?? Leo #Messi has the floor ...— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 17, 2020

Nollywood actor Yemi Blaq loses his father

Nollywood actor, Yemi Blaq has lost his father to the cold hands of death.

The actor confirmed his father's death via an Instagram post he shared. He wrote;


Father of two and his four colleagues burnt to death in horrific road crash in Edo (photos)

Five members of staff of Okomu Oil plc, in Edo State were on Friday evening burnt to death in a road crash that occurred along Benin/Iguobazuwa road, in Ovia South-West local government area of the State.

The accident occurred when the bus conveying the victims from Extension 2 farm of the firm to the head office of the company at Okomu community, rammed into a lorry that crossed the road.

Two others were said to have sustained serious injuries in the ghastly accident and are said to be currently receiving treatment.

According to an eyewitness, Max Iyase, they could not render assistance to the victims, as the flame was ferocious. He identified one of the victims as Elvis Odia, a married father of two.

"Yesterday experience on the road was so horrific as I drove into the scene of the accident along Benin Iguobazuwa road which had many people burning inside the vehicles. I met a crowd of commuters pulling over a distance from the spot of the burning vehicles by Iguomo village, before Ovia river. My wife and I quickly ran to join others trying to rescue victims from the vehicles, but it was too late. The flame was so ferocious that no one dared to go closer. I supported in salvaging one SUV from being consumed after the owner jumped out and escaped to save his life. We succeeded in removing the car and putting out the fire that had barely just burnt part of it.

People burnt beyond recognition inside the bus while some were burnt laying dead on the ground.

I never knew who the people were until I got home later in the day and received a call that some of them were our relatives and some friends travelling down from Benin to Okomu. I could not believe my ears until so many people came and confirmed the story.

The accident had resulted from two vehicle on head collision. There was a bush fire burning blazingly on both sides of the road. The smoke was thick and another timber lorry(agbegi) was in front of the tipper lorry yet with heavy smoke bluring the visibility. As the tipper lorry tried to move away from near the bush side to the centre of the road because of the fire, the oncoming bus conveying the passengers was also fogged by the heaving emission of the timber lorry. They then had a head on collision and fire sparked and picked up instantly, killing all occupant except one.

May their souls rest in peace. Amen."

Meanwhile, an official of the company who confirmed the death of their staff, described the incident as sad day for workers in the company.

“We are yet to confirm the number of our personnel involved but we have confirmed five. Two are in the hospital,” he said.

Donald Trump slams Obama for ‘trying to take credit’ for US economic boom

Donald Trump blasted his predecessor Barack Obama for claiming that he's responsible for creating legislation that caused economic booms in both of their administrations.

On Monday, Obama tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his signature at the foot of the Recovery Act, a stimulus package passed in February 2009.

"Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history," Barack Obama wrote.

And Trump took to Twitter to slam Obama's claim as a "con job."

He tweeted: "Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers...."

In a subsequent tweet, Trump decried the economic recovery under Obama as the weakest since the Great Depression of 1929. He also asserted that the US would be in dire financial straits had the Democratic party won the 2016 presidential election.

He wrote: "....ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

The north will destroy itself if it doesn’t change - Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has warned that the northern region of the country will destroy itself if it doesn't change its ways.

Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 60th birthday celebration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, the Kano monarch stated that repeating the same thing and expecting a different result shows that something is wrong.

Emir Sanusi who pointed out that the country is moving on, stated that real change can only come in the region if things are done differently.

He also averred that a day will come when there will be a constitutional amendment that addresses issues of quota system and federal character, because the rest of the country cannot continue educating their children who will remain unemployed because they come from the wrong state.

He said;

“It is almost correct now to say that, if you are seen as normal, if you are a governor in the north or a leader in the north, and you are seen as normal in the sense that you continue to do what your predecessors have been doing, doing the same thing, which has been normalised, then, there is something wrong with you. You are part of the problem, ” Sanusi said.

“The real change in the north will come from those who are considered mad people, because you look around and say if this is the way we have been doing things, and this is where we have ended up, maybe we need to do things differently.

“If the north does not change, the north will destroy itself. The country is moving on… If we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of quota system and federal character.

“The rest of the country cannot be investing, educating its children, producing graduates and then they watch us, they can’t get jobs because they come from the wrong state, when we have not invested in the future of our own children."

He also disclosed leaders from northern Nigeria can't afford to be happy when about 87 percent of poverty in Nigeria is in the region.

Emir Sanusi added;

“Nobody who is a leader in northern Nigeria today can afford to be happy,” Sanusi said.

“You cannot be happy about 87 percent of poverty in Nigeria being in the north. You can’t be happy with millions of northern out-of-school children. You can’t be happy with nine states in the north contributing almost 50 percent of the entire malnutrition burden in the country.

“You can’t be happy with the Boko Haram problem. You can’t be happy with all the issues.

“So, we wish Nasir a happy birthday, but we do not want him to be happy as a leader. Because you are happy when you think you have reached a state of delivering and taking your people to where you want them to be.”

Emir Sanusi also commended Governor El-Rufai for addressing the main issue in his state which is education.

He said;

“If you look at what Nasir is doing in Kaduna, with 40 percent of his budget in education, that is the only thing that is going to safe the north. I know that, when we say these things, they don’t go down well."
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